Allied health professionals at Newcastle Hospitals are receiving specialist mentoring and support from the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.
Physiotherapists and occupational therapists have secured places as clinical entrepreneurs on thr national programme, both currently and in previous years, supported by our business innovation manager charlotte fox.
They are working on some wonderful innovations to support:
➡️Our young patients with sensory needs
➡️Children and young people undergoing treatment for leukaemia
➡️Adults with pelvic health problems
Professor Tony Young OBE, national clinical lead for innovation at NHS England and director of medical innovation and entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin University Ruskin University, said: “As a national programme, we are open to all NHS staff from across the country, and it is fantastic to see the innovations coming from colleagues in the north east of England.
“This programme puts NHS staff at the heart of innovation and aims to empower them with the knowledge, skills and support to help solves the challenges facing healthcare today and into the future.”
Newcastle Hospitals is also one of ten ‘InSite test beds’ for the programme helping to develop and evaluate new solutions to benefit staff and patients.
The programme (CEP) is the largest entrepreneurial workforce development programme of its kind. Supported by the Accelerated Access Collaborative and delivered by Anglia Ruskin University, it empowers healthcare professionals to transform services through innovation; equipping them with the skills and experience to scale their most innovative ideas for the benefit of patients, staff and the wider NHS.